Energetically autonomous robot: Food for thought

Melhuish, C., Ieropoulos, I., Greenman, J. and Horsfield, I. (2006) Energetically autonomous robot: Food for thought. Autonomous Robots, 21 (3). pp. 187-198. ISSN 0929-5593

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Publisher's URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10514-006-6574-5


Item Type:Article
Additional Information:This paper was considered as 'ground breaking' by one of the referees. The paper described the first robot to employ only biomass for power (ie no other fuel/energy sources). This has led to further research in action selection theory, energy balancing in hybrid machines. Industry (including Microsoft futures R&D) have expressed interest in developing the technology. This publication attracted the national and international media. Ideas developed became elements of a successful EU FP-6 funding application for £250,000 with a duration of 3 years. The paper is used in the teaching of robotics degree courses and the work will form part of a chapter of a US authored book reviewing MFCs.
Uncontrolled Keywords:artificial autonomy, energy autonomy, pulsed behaviour, microbial fuel cells, oxygen cathode
Faculty/Department:Faculty of Environment and Technology > Department of Engineering Design and Mathematics
ID Code:5893
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Deposited On:22 Jan 2010 15:10
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